Cant eat because of ill fitting dentures and dentist is no help!!!

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I was in a car accident 6 yr ago and as a result have recently had to get full dentures at the age of 31. Ive worn partials for yrs but this pain is agonizing. My lower denture had rubbed so much because is doesnt fit properly that now Im told I need alveoplasty. But of course since I have Medicaid they wont pay for the procedure or a new pair of dentures for the next 5 yrs! I dont know what to do. Ive already lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks because I cant eat and am only 120lbs now. I cant afford to lose any more weight!The dentist has tried to fix them multiple times but to no avail. Ive even considered buying a dremel from lowes to try to correct them myself but that still doesnt work. What can I do?
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Bekah Jordan

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Well there is always options, depends on what state you live in. Or if you even live in the US. Here in Maryland I was able to get on Care First blue cross blue shield dental, for $120 for 3 mths, Sure You have to wait 12 months until they cover dentures, but you said 5 years, so that beats the hell out of that 4 year extra wait. I would also suggest getting a second opinion, You may like your dentist but they are not always out for your best interests, sometimes they just want your money.

If you want to know more about how I paid for mine when I am low income you can check me out over at Denture Support Group and I have already spoken about the way I was able to afford it all. There are some dentists that will actually help you out free of charge depending on your case.
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Hi Bekah, first I want to say I’m sorry that you’ve had such trouble & pain. There’s a couple of different options for getting dental services for little or no cost—I suggest trying to seek care from a dental school in your area, as they sometimes have clinics that provide low-cost and discounted services by dental students. If there isn't a school in your area, you can try contacting your local dental society to ask whether they have any programs for low cost services. You shouldn’t have to wait 5 years to be pain-free! I hope this helps!